Peyton Manning: Broncos’ Dominance Costing QB MVP Buzz

December 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Denver Broncos 10-game winning streak was still young, Peyton Manning's MVP buzz was at an all-time high.
Now that the team is viewed as one of the best in the NFL, the Broncos late-season dominance has dulled Manning's buzz.
He may have been supplanted by the Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson (ESPN) and even Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins as the hottest names in the MVP race (NBC Sports). Some say Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons has rekindled the MVP talk surrounding him as well (ESPN).
The Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers and New England Patriots Tom Brady will receive consideration, but it is hard to see either of them trumping Manning.
Brady and Manning's numbers are very similar, but Manning's team seems destined to earn the first-round bye with a better regular season record. The old team-success edge belongs to Peyton in this situation.
Rodgers has been great behind a suspect offensive line, but quite honestly, he won it last year...

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